Kim Kern is the Managing Director and CEO of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT), the nation’s oldest professional theatre for young audiences. In just eight years, Kim has laid the literal foundation of the next iteration of this 102-year-old organization: growing TCT MainStage attendance to over 100,000 annually and with the purchase and renovation of a facility on Red Bank Road in 2015 to house TCT Academy. Since Kim joined the company, staff and annual operating budget have nearly doubled—to $4 million, and 30 employees strong. Kim serves on the administrative side of the organization but understands the importance of artistic integrity. The balance, trust, and alignment she has with TCT’s Artistic Director Roderick Justice, as well as the entire TCT staff, allows for the perfect blending of “show” and “business”—the intersection of artistic integrity and fiscal responsibility.
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